• Radiopharmaceutical Chemist & Director of Tracer Development

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Medicine
    SOM: Rad: Radiopharm Disc Lab
    Location : Name
    Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Potential exposure to hazardous chemicals., Working with animals., Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials., Working with radioactive materials or devices.
    Required Documents
    Biosketch, Cover letter, Research Interests, Research Plans
  • Description

    Radiopharmaceutical Chemist & Director of Tracer Development

    The Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University invites mid- to senior-level (Associate or Full Professor) radiochemists to apply for a tenured/tenure-track faculty position for the next Director of Tracer Development for the Emory Center for Systems Imaging (CSI). This is an opportunity to guide the planning of a state-of-the-art radiopharmaceutical facility expansion in a new research building under design (to be completed 2021). CSI is an integrated cross-disciplinary scientific, administrative, and educational home for imaging science, with a focus on neuroscience and oncology research. Partnerships exist with Georgia Institute of Technology, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Winship Cancer Institute, Marcus Autism Center, and industry partners within a collaborative environment.

    The Emory Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences


    (http://www.radiology.emory.edu/index.html) has a strong record of innovation in imaging research, including the development and translation of unique PET radioligands. This is an outstanding opportunity for an energetic scientist with interest in areas that complement and enhance the current research strengths of the Department (see http://www.radiology.emory.edu/research/). He/She will be expected to develop a novel research program that includes strong intradepartmental and interdepartmental collaboration, as well as education. Available resources include: cyclotron, radiopharmacy, preclinical and clinical PET and PET-CT imaging systems, and MRI scanners, and planned MR-PET. The Center for Systems Imaging (http://corelabs.emory.edu/csi/) includes research-dedicated laboratories, an institutional core facility (https://www.cores.emory.edu/csic/), and strong translational focus facilitated by a state-of-the-art clinical imaging department including an active Nuclear Medicine Division (see http://www.radiology.emory.edu/clinical-divisions/nuclear-medicine/index.html). Responsibilities may also include assisting with the introduction of new radiotracers into clinical use, as well as radiochemistry assistance with IND applications.

    The qualified candidate should hold a PhD or MD-PhD in chemistry or related field, a strong publication record, demonstration of extramural research funding, as well as a strong commitment to education and mentoring the next generation of radiochemists and physician-scientists. Primary responsibilities will include research, including generation of extramural funding and publication in peer-reviewed journals, and facility and state-licensed Radiopharmacy Laboratory management. Previous leadership, managerial, and educational experience are preferred. Rank will be commensurate with experience.

    Additional Details

    Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


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